General FAQ

Who do I contact if I’m having trouble with the site?
Reach out to us at editor@causeafrockus.com. We’ll get back to you right away and help you with any issues you may be experiencing.

What does Cause a Frockus mean?
A delightful play on the term, causing a ruckus, to cause a frockus means the spontaneous joy caused by vintage.

Who provides the answers to the questions I submit?
Our resident expert Betty Jo fields all your questions and while she’s a smart cookie, there are times when she’s stumped. In that case, have no fear – she reaches out to our network of shop owners and experts to track down the most comprehensive answer for you.

Who’s Betty Jo?
International woman of mystery, she is our live-in guru and style adviser. With a cheery disposition and a taste for adventure, she’s the perfect lady for the job!

Shop FAQ

How do you add a shop?
This feature is coming soon and we will update the FAQ page with specific instructions at that time. For now, please reach out to us at editor@causeafrockus.com.

Do you investigate the shops listed?
Yes. Each shop is personally contacted by the Cause A Frockus team, ensuring that you have the best shopping experience. We not only consistently update their hours and contact information, but keep informed on their available inventory.

Is there anything special a shop has to do to stay listed in the directory?
We check in with our shops every six months to continue building our relationship; as long as a shop is open for business and has vintage inventory they’re good to go.

Does it cost anything to be listed in the directory?
No. Free as a bird and always will be.

Does it cost anything to submit a shop?
No. Free as a bird and always will be.

When will my shop be listed on the site?
Once we receive your shop submission we will contact you directly to talk through the responses to our survey. After we’ve chatted we will make it live, sending you email confirmation when it’s complete.

How do you decide on what shops to list first?
We’re working our way geographically through the nation, starting with capitals and including other cities that listed shop owners point us to. No one shop is favored over another – we strive to keep it fair.

Replies for “FAQ

  • Barbara Schwartz

    Hello, I’m a vintage costume jewelry retailer, stylist, writer and speaker, specializing in 1920s-1950s. I would love to have my website boutique listed on your site. Would you be interested in linking to/re-posting any of my blog articles?(www.trufauxjewels.com/blog) Can we collaborate in some way? Regards, Barbara

    • Becky Oeltjenbruns Post author

      Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for reaching out. We love connecting our readers to great shops. Can I recommend we chat about doing a feature article? We’d list it under the category of Vintage Expert. This has proven to be a great way for shops to get exposure to new customers and enthusiasts. If your shop has a physical store front, we can also list it on our “find a shop” page. If this sounds good to you, please email me at editor@causeafrockus.com and we can go from there!


  • Regina Gabilondo

    I have all kinds of antique glassware, carnival glass, depression glass, milk glass, hotmail milk glass and clear glass. Also figurines with made in occupied Japan, mineral oil goddess lamp, framed pictures, porcelin, c hina, and other antiques from my grandmother. Many have imprints on the bottom and others don’t. Can you help me identify and sell these items.

  • Jen

    I have a hope chest from my great grandmother. I would like to hand it down to my kids but wanted to find history on it. It’s Lane hope chest stamped on back serial number 2175130 style number 2441-77. Any information would be great.


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